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Today's News

  • Erick Hill signs with BCC

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick High School senior second baseman Erick Hill has signed a letter of intent to attend Brunswick Community College.

    Hill, a four-year starter for the Trojans, is the latest in a trend of area players to attend BCC, which last year qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series.

    “I thought it would be a good fit,” Hill said.

  • Roundabout, speed limit reduction on Sunset Beach agenda Tuesday

    Sunset Beach Town Council is scheduled to discuss the town roundabout and other topics at a monthly workshop at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the town hall conference room.

    Other agenda items include an update about an upcoming “Beach or Bust Bicycle Ride.”

    In addition, council will consider adoption of a speed-limit reduction ordinance on Sunset Boulevard North.

  • West has final home swim meet

    BOLIVIA — West Brunswick High School swim teams finished behind Hoggard and Topsail high schools in a three-team meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    In the girls’ meet, Hoggard was first (126 points), Topsail second (87) and West third (15). In the boys’ meet, Hoggard was first (133.5), Topsail second (74.5) and West third (45).

    West’s only regional-qualifying times were in the 100-yard breaststroke, where freshman Tyler Bowersox finished second (1 minute, 12.02 seconds) and senior Elijah Pridgen finished third (1:13.95).

  • Remembering Grandma: Brunswick writer's story in new Chicken Soup book

    Forty years ago, Joan Leotta experienced one of the greatest losses of her life: the death of her beloved grandmother, Angelina Cuda.

    “Grandma was the center of my childhood world,” begins one of the Brunswick County writer’s latest stories.

    This one, titled “She Stopped to Say Goodbye,” is included in the newly released “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven.”

  • Trojans hold off Ashley rally, win 72-66 in boys basketball

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team beat Ashley 72-66 in a Mideastern Conference game Friday, Jan. 17, at West.

    West improved to 4-2 in the conference, 11-4 overall, and remains in the running for its first conference title since 1989. Ashley dropped to 3-3, 6-10.

    West junior forward Gray Cheers scored 25 points, and hitting three 3-ponters in the fourth quarter to thwart an Ashley rally. Saadiq Johnson scored 11 points and O.J. Hill 10.

  • Leland man accused in stabbing near Northwest

    Deputies arrested a Leland man after a person was stabbed and another was struck during a family dispute that escalated into a street fight Friday night outside Northwest.

    William Edward Kelly, 33, of Tabrose Court, is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • 'Hotel California' Eagles tribute tonight at BCCOWA

    Anyone who misses the Eagles — the 1970s rock band, that is — need look no further than Odell Williamson Auditorium on Thursday night.

    That’s when Hotel California: The Original Tribute to the Eagles band is performing its Eagles repertoire, giving the illusion you are actually listening to the Eagles themselves.

    The band goes onstage at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Brunswick Community College auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Bag a bunch of books for just a dollar

    HICKMANS CROSSROADS — The county branch library in this rural community is looking more like Bargain Book City.

    At the front of Hickmans Crossroad Library on Calabash Road, library-goers are greeted by a sale table near the front door inviting them to grab a bag and fill it with as many books as they wish for just $1. Bags are provided, too.

    Any books marked with an “x,” on or under the table, are eligible.

    All proceeds go toward funding projects and buying books for the library by the Friends of the Hickmans Crossroads Library.

  • Brushwork Society exhibiting at Sunset River Marketplace

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash is featuring “The Brushwork Society: A Low Country Show,” from Jan. 14 through March 11.

    A public reception is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. The Brushwork Society is a diverse group of award-winning artists who come together to paint and share creative insights.

  • Remembering MLK: Annual celebration Jan. 19-20 in Southport

    It kicks off with a Memorial March and ends with a roundtable breakfast with participants from all walks.

    Southport’s annual two-day Martin Luther King Celebration is set for this coming Sunday, Jan. 19, and Monday, Jan. 20.

    It launches at 3 p.m. Sunday with a Memorial March that forms in the parking lot of ILA Union Hall at the corner of 10th and Lord streets in downtown Southport. The public is invited to come and participate.